Not so fast. You might not have realized it this year, but WrestleMania is the biggest wrestling show of the year and has been for a very long time now. A city getting to host the show means quite a bit both to the fans of the area and the city itself, as the show brings in quite a bit of money and prestige. Things had to be changed this year and now they might have to be changed again next year as well.
WrestleMania 36 took place at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. This was a last minute change as the show had originally been planned for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, but the Coronavirus pandemic changed everything. The show wound up feeling rather strange in front of no fans and in a small building, but WrestleMania 37 in Los Angeles seemed to be a much safer bet. Then things seemed to change again.
According to Inside The Ropes, WWE may be moving WrestleMania 37 to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California may not be ready to have fans in attendance. There is no word on if Raymond James Stadium would be allowed to have fans in attendance either, whether at full or limited capacity. WWE has issued a statement on the potential change, saying:
“We have nothing to report and given the current environment, we continue to monitor locations for all of our potential events”.
It’s kind of a big deal. Check out what WrestleMania means:
Opinion: The move from Los Angeles isn’t the biggest surprise and neither is potentially going to Tampa. Florida has not exactly been the state playing things the most safe against the virus and maybe those changes are going to allow the city to get its WrestleMania after all. There was no way WWE was going to have the show in the Performance Center again and even a somewhat full stadium is better than an empty building.
What do you think of the move? What do you expect to see at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments below.
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